10 Most Romantic Places in the World

10 Most Romantic Places in the World

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For many travelers, exploring the world together is the best way to celebrate loved ones. To inspire you this Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together a selection of the 10 most romantic places in the world. From tranquil islands to the greatest cities, read on and feel the love.

Paris, France

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Paris is guaranteed to stir emotions with its beautiful and unique architecture, artistic flair and, of course, its gastronomy. The Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre and Champs-Élysées are a must, as are the many fabulous restaurants. For something a bit more out-of-the-ordinary, step off the main streets and hone your skills at a cooking school. Lock eyes as you try new recipes, or head to the street markets to search for trinkets and tokens.

Greek Islands

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Narrow, cobbled streets. White churches adorned with flowers. Olive trees growing in the sundrenched soil. Raki, Ouzo, and Metaxa clinking in glasses. Un-spoiled beaches and charming, friendly people. These are just a few of the dreamy visions that the Greek islands conjure up, making them one of the most romantic places in the world.

Venice, Italy

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Whether it’s palaces, churches or galleries that you’re after, you’ll discover some of the greatest artistic works of all time in Venice. All set alongside the natural beauty of the winding canals and waterways. Stroll the bustling streets and admire the great sights of Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica. Be serenaded as you glide the canals on a romantic gondola ride. Or spend time together with loved ones in the canal-side cafes and the vibrant trattorias.

New York City, USA

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With its unforgettable skyline and iconic locations such as fairy-tale Central Park, New York is renowned as one of the most romantic places in the world. And there is no shortage of impressive date options. The city is home to some of the best galleries, music, restaurants and bars. Its streets are dotted with cute bookshops, cafes and boutiques. Whether you want to take a stroll with your lover across the Brooklyn Bridge or dine at the top of a skyscraper, New York has it all. Head to the top of the Empire State Building, like Meg Ryan in Sleepless in Seattle, and let the love flow.

Heidelberg, Germany

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Heidelberg is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Germany and has inspired numerous poets and artists of romanticism. The picturesque castle, the Old Town and river Neckar surrounded by hills entice visitors from around the world. The city’s main claim to fame is managing to pass WWII unscathed, but its more amorous virtues are imbued in an impressive terracotta-colored palace that rises from the ruins of the city’s castle. This jumble of buildings is gloriously evocative. Combined with spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes, is sets a calm and romantic scene.

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Medieval towers, streams and cobbled lanes are just some of the highlights of Mostar. This romantic little city was built in the 16th century by the Ottomans. Be sure to see the famous Old Bridge (Stari Most), the ultimate location for photographs. Buy your loved one flowers or ornaments off the sellers that throng the streets. Or head to a restaurant where the waiters don native dress. Sit back, relax and enjoy views of the most alluring countryside the Balkans has to offer.

Rajasthan, India

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The Indian state of Rajasthan is vibrant and colorful, full of forts and palaces, deserts and jungle. One of the most romantic places in the world, this is where India’s Maharajahs have been most at liberty to indulge every fancy, from jewels to dances, from temples to frescos…and it shows. Stroll through stunning towns, watch the sun set over the great palaces and dine under the stars.

Barcelona, Spain

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Famous for its romantic restaurants and bars, Barcelona has much to offer couples in search of a relaxing retreat. Wander the Gaudi gardens, climb the Sagrada Familia and explore some of the city’s world-class art galleries (make sure the see the Picasso Museum, in particular). To relax, settle down in a peaceful bodega with a glass of Cava and a plate of Catalan tapas and soak up the sounds of the city as day melts into evening.

Fes, Morocco

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Littered with medieval riads, fountains and minarets, Fes was the capital of Morocco until 1925, and is undoubtedly still the country’s principal city for romance. A particular highlight for visitors, Fes el Bali (old Fez) is one of the world’s largest car-free urban areas as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Getting lost with a loved one among the copper-beaters, antique dealers and tanneries is a pleasure rather than a chore.

Budapest, Hungary

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Budapest has creativity running through its veins. A wonderful mix of baroque, neoclassical, art noveau, art deco and other styles come together in this beautiful city. When lit at night, the views from the banks of the Danube are some of the most romantic in the world. Budapest’s best restaurants include an eclectic mix of world cuisine, from upscale Italian, German and Turkish eateries to traditional Hungarian taverns. The perfect place for a date, or two…or three!

Feeling the love?

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